Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters in New Jersey on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 14 electoral votes.
Barack Obama won New Jersey’s 14 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in New Jersey. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections.
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Update: This article was updated at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 7 with quotes from Gov. Chris Christie. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." "The task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of you," Obama told supporters in his acceptance speech shortly after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. "It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression. The spirit that has lifted …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Voters will need to go to the county clerk's office in Paterson.
As a result of the Hurricane Sandy, the Passaic County Clerk’s Office will be offering extended hours for in-person voting for the general election. The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Registered Passaic County voters who cannot get to the polls on Election Day may vote ahead of time in the Passaic County Clerk’s office as follows: The clerk’s office is located on the first floor, room 130 of the County’s Administration Building at 401 Grand St. in Paterson. For more information call the county election division at 973-881-4127. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Residents can apply for a mail in ballot until Oct. 30.
The last day to register to vote in the general and board of education election on Nov. 6 is Tuesday, Oct. 16. Tuesday also the last day to file a change of address or a change of name application with the township clerk's office. The clerk's office will be open extended hours Tuesday, from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Residents will be able to apply for a mail-in ballot in person at the Passaic County Clerk's Office, 401 Grand St. in Paterson, from Oct. 31 until Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. The township is also in need of poll workers. For information about hours and pay, call the town clerk's office at 973-694-1800, ext. 3346 or the Passaic County Board of Elections at 973-881-4527.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan selected as GOP nominee, while NJ governor may serve as convention keynote speaker.
After months of rumors that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would be tapped as the GOP vice president nomineee, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney instead chose Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan on Saturday for the spot. Christie may now have the opportunity to serve as the GOP convention's keynote speaker later this month in Tampa, Fla. Being named the keynote speaker could open the door for Christie to run in 2016 and still allow him to serve a second term as governor. “With Paul Ryan on the ticket, this is a team that understands the economic stagnation our country has been facing the last four years and the urgency with which we need to change course," Christed said in a prepared statement Saturday afternoon. "The Romney-Ryan team is uniquely …
The New Jersey arm of the president's campaign has set up a Web site asking residents for feedback on Governor Christie.
An e-mail circulated to New Jersey supporters of President Barack Obama is asking residents to "tell the truth" about Governor Christie, in anticipation of presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's possible vice-presidential nod to the Garden State governor. The e-mail, sent Wednesday morning by Jackie Cornell-Bechelli, New Jersey state director of Obama for America, points its recipients to a Web site where supporters can fill out a form detailing "what you think people need to know about Chris Christie." Christie has repeatedly waved off rumors that he would accept a vice-presidential nomination from Romney. Christie said on July 16 that he does not expect to be Romney's pick for vice president. "Hopefully (Romney) picks a smart, well-qualified…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Search our interactive database to see how much your neighbors gave to Obama and Romney.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Patch has created an interactive database so you can see how much your neighbors are donating to the presidential campaign—and to which candidate they’re writing their checks. We’ve included communities across New Jersey, so if you want to see what the campaign contributions in nearby towns are like, go right ahead. The information in the database was downloaded from the Federal Election Commission’s website. The data is based on quarterly reports, and is current through July. The data will be updated in mid-October.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Rodney Frelinghuysen announces he's running to represent the state's 11th Congressional District again, which Wayne will join in January.
Republican Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen has announced he is running to represent New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District again. Wayne is currently in the 8th Congressional District, which is represented by Democratic Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr. As part of a redistricting plan due to the results of the 2010 Census, Wayne will move to the 11th district beginning Jan. 1, 2013. According to the state Division of Elections, Frelinghuysen has received 1,255 petition signatures. His Democratic opponent, John Arvanites, has received 271 signatures. The primary election will be held June 5. No other candidates were listed as running for either major political party ticket on the division’s Web site. A Vietnam War veteran, Frelinghuysen …